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Taylorsville High School

Public | 10-12 | 1766 students

 

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Posted December 30, 2013

Taylorsville High- We watched their basketball teams in a tournament and the coaches don't know what they are doing! It is sheer chaos! They seem to have their favorite players and no matter how off they are, they get all the play time. There is a reason you are never a contender for state. Better luck next year.


Posted August 31, 2013

Taylorsville High School doesn't take good care of its students. All of the office employees and most of the teachers just want to get the kids in and out of high school as soon as they can. They run it like a business and it really doesn't work for the betterment of the students. When the employees make mistakes that jeopardize the students' educations, they expect the students to ignore it and fix it themselves. The attitudes of a lot of the employees puts the students in discomfort and does nothing to motivate them. The teachers themselves do a pretty good job with this, but the other employees lack the communication skills needed to run a school. If they would actually shut up and learn to listen to the students before jumping to conclusions, the school would run with more fluidity and trust. I can't express my disappointment with this school enough.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 2, 2013

I'm a student at Taylorsville right now. I'm a junior and overall it's a great school! The teachers are great! They really care about our learning and are always willing to go the extra mile to do it. It isn't really a cliquey school at all..everyone hangs out with everyone! We have a lot of school spirit and many students attend our awesome assemblys, football, basketball, soccer games. The football games are so fun to go to. We also have a great drama club!!


Posted October 25, 2011

As soon as you step through the doors you'll feel a sudden urge to curl up on the nearest bench and fall asleep.The dull drone of most of the teachers and the irritating brown tinge and darkness through out the school is the exact opposite of motivating.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

This school has it all, academics, arts, sports, and so much more. Over the last year it has passed with greater Annual Yearly Progress(AYP) than they have in the past. This school is just fantastic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2009

I went to this school it is absolutely wonderful. I was on the swim team and it helped a lot with the transition. Not many people get made fun of or there aren't that many fights. The teachers do care about you and it all depends on how you act in class. I would recommend this school


Posted August 26, 2008

This school is just like any other high school. The kids that excell get the attention and the kids that are slower get lost in the cracks. The school seems more interested in a child being late or absent than what they are actually learning. Everyone blames it on not having the money or too many kids in the classroom. That might be part of the problem but its that way all over the country. I think the kids are bored to tears in most classes and would rather be anywhere else. It's to bad there aren't video games that teach kids history or math.. they would excell in everything.


Posted August 20, 2008

im a student at taylorsville high and i moved form california and this is my last year off school and this school has helped me in so many ways even some of the teachers i have had i didnt get along with because they would just down talk you but there is more teachers at this school that care because i would have never been on the track of graduating if it wasnt for them thank you
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 5, 2007

This school is amazing! Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2007

My son has been in Taylorsville self contained classroom for four years. The staff, teachers and students have bent over backwards to help my son and the other students feel normal and be treated with respect. Even when my son has had out bursts the staff was willingly to work thru them. I love Taylorsville High because of the commit the school has towards all of its students abled or special needs. Keep up the good work. Also, Mr Pulley & Mrs. Black are the best teachers every and exhibit patience and love for their special students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2005

This school is absolutly wonderful, although I'm the student not the parent I think you should hear from us as well. The teachers really care about us students, and they become more friends that teach us than adults trying to control us. I absolutly love attending this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 11, 2005

I have had two sons attend Taylorsville. While I think that they do fairly well with good students, although perhaps they don't challenge them enough, as soon as my younger son had troubles, they seemed to write him off, and stopped giving him any counselling or assistance. This is unconsciable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

My son is in special ed classes. I am glad that he has this opportunity because he's learning more and they keep him up to pace with others so he can join in with the other students. I think Taylorsville is in line with other schools, even better.
—Submitted by a parent


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Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 87% in 2013.

543 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 86% in 2013.

521 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 40% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
32%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 40% in 2010.

2010

 
 
23%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

406 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
54%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 58% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
51%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 68% in 2013.

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2010

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 42% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
47%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 75% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
60%
Pre-Algebra

The state average for Pre-Algebra was 73% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 63% 77%
Hispanic 24% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Black 3% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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5225 South Redwood Rd
Taylorsville, UT 84123
Phone: (385) 646-5455

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